Oakwood or Okewood, Surrey

Historical Description

Oakwood or Okewood, an ecclesiastical parish formed out of part of the parishes of Abinger, Wotton, and Ockley, Surrey, adjacent to Sussex, 3 miles from Ockley station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 8½ SSW of Dorking. It was constituted in 1853, and its post town is Ockley, under Dorking. Population, 679. It forms the south ward of the Abinger parish council, and returns four members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £270 with residence. The church stands on a low eminence surrounded by woods; is rude Early English in style, with heavy buttresses and pointed roof; was restored in 1880, and contains a good brass of Sir Edward de la Hall of 1431. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Surrey
Civil parish Wotton
Hundred Wotton
Poor Law union Dorking

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